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deadend
Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2011 2:26:59 PM
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Who will cover the longest distance to enjoy the sweet sounds of Bluesfest? Not me, I'm flying from Wellington. Any other New Zealanders attending? Wellingtonians?
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2011 4:40:16 PM
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It won't be OldBilly because Singapore is only 6155km from Brisbane by air and if you add on 180km to Byron,you only get 6335km.

George Clinton lives 45 minutes out of New York,so he has 15684km to fly plus add how far he has to drive to the airport.

I will start the ball rolling by suggesting that it will be BB & The Blues Shack who by travelling from Hildesheim Germany to Byron,will cover about 16096 km.




"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
waffles
Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2011 6:36:01 PM
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what about the 2 swedish girls?

I don't want to hang up my rock n roll shoes
I get a good time feeling every time I hear those blues.
oldbilly1
Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2011 6:39:52 PM
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TheLoneRanger wrote:
It won't be OldBilly because Singapore is only 6155km from Brisbane by air and if you add on 180km to Byron,you only get 6335km.

George Clinton lives 45 minutes out of New York,so he has 15684km to fly plus add how far he has to drive to the airport.

I will start the ball rolling by suggesting that it will be BB & The Blues Shack who by travelling from Hildesheim Germany to Byron,will cover about 16096 km.




6155km as the crow flies LR! I've got to re-route via Darwin. Surely that clocks me up a few more kms...

Waffles, you need to stop thinking about those swedish girls - not good for a man of your age to be overstimulated!
ScottM
Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2011 6:49:43 PM
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TheLoneRanger wrote:
George Clinton lives 45 minutes out of New York,so he has 15684km to fly plus add how far he has to drive to the airport.


Does anyone else think it would be a bad idea to let George Clinton behind the wheel of an automobile? Still, I doubt he'd end up in Newcastle when trying to drive to Narooma.......:-)
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Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 9:49:16 AM
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ScottM wrote:
Still, I doubt he'd end up in Newcastle when trying to drive to Narooma.......:-)




LOL. He'll never live that one down.




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charliebear
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 4:57:32 PM
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@ waffles; i take it the obesity epidemic hasn't hit sweden yet?

I eat veggies, i eat veggies, they taste good! =)
waffles
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 6:02:24 PM
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not in my imagination it hasent.

and thats where these girls are staying.
ya.

I don't want to hang up my rock n roll shoes
I get a good time feeling every time I hear those blues.
c0kebloke
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 8:00:22 PM
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ScottM wrote:


Does anyone else think it would be a bad idea to let George Clinton behind the wheel of an automobile?

When it comes to travelling George & the band do things a little different than us mere mortals http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XA5k4l8RvKY
Jayshaughnessy
Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2011 10:32:25 AM
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I'm coming from the UK
arbee0
Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2011 1:01:43 AM
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I can't compete distance-wise with the UK or Sweden but can I get a bonus point for 29 hrs travel plus stopovers from north-western Mongolia?
deadend
Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2011 9:57:53 AM
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arbee0 wrote:
I can't compete distance-wise with the UK or Sweden but can I get a bonus point for 29 hrs travel plus stopovers from north-western Mongolia?


Impressive. Any recovery time before the fest starts?
greybeard
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Quote:
hide all the bodies, out of view
channel all the treasure to the chosen few

Great sign-off Arbee, though I'd add the line befor
"Waitin' for the rapture like it's disneyland
hide all the bodies, out of view
channel all the treasure to the chosen few"
you might end up including the whole song
so I will


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lPxjzi8_PQ

Heading out for the East Coast / Lord knows I've paid some dues gettin' through, / Tangled up in blues.
oldbilly1
Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2011 1:22:21 PM
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arbee0 wrote:
I can't compete distance-wise with the UK or Sweden but can I get a bonus point for 29 hrs travel plus stopovers from north-western Mongolia?


i take off my hat to you, arbee. Is it impolite to ask what you are doing in Mongolia to start with, or will that trigger the Interpol alarm bells?
hopciti
Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2011 3:00:06 PM
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thanks for that link greybeard, hadn't heard that song before, love the lyrics, hope George W has it on his ipod but somehow doubt it
arbee0
Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2011 7:02:54 PM
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greybeard wrote:
Quote:
hide all the bodies, out of view
channel all the treasure to the chosen few

Great sign-off Arbee, though I'd add the line befor
"Waitin' for the rapture like it's disneyland
hide all the bodies, out of view
channel all the treasure to the chosen few"
you might end up including the whole song
so I will


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lPxjzi8_PQ


Who hasn't been paying attention then?
Up until yesterday my signoff WAS the "rapture" line - I'm working my way thru the song.

If you'll indulge me with a wee ramble, that song will always be memorable for giving me one of those magical moments that live music throws up from time to time.
At Port Fairy a couple of years ago she introduced it by saying it was the first time she felt safe to play it in a number of years - she'd had to quit when the death threats became more serious.
With the wonderful Nena Gerber on guitar, the song just took off like a runaway train. When they were eventually able to finish it - with difficulty it seemed, Eliza eventually managed to say, through the widest grin, "Man, that was FUN!". She didn't need to tell us, we knew!
One of those moments just captures everything that is good about live music :)

Hi Deadend - yes, I've allowed a couple of pre-fest days. But it's only a 2hr time diff and not usually a major issue. I'm more concerned with trying to squeeze in enough post-fest recovery days before I have to go back. I'm expecting to be totally wasted by the end. Since Pete Murray pulled out, I don't think there is a single act on the program that I DON'T have to see now!

Hi Billy - my mission here is top secret but my cover story (told with suitable guilt) is that I am here to play a modest role in committing the sort of environmental-vandalism that we've grown to know and love in the west (ie - trying to find places to dig bloody big holes in the ground) in this, for the moment at least, beautiful unspoiled country.
I'll give you a wave from Changi - I'll be three parts of the way back by then, flight-leg-wise at least.
greybeard
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I must be guilty as charged, still I was on the right track, which leads me to say I heard similarities to The Eyeball Kid ( standard Mule Variations version not the Utube offerings) not Runaway Train

Heading out for the East Coast / Lord knows I've paid some dues gettin' through, / Tangled up in blues.
kellgall
Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2011 9:20:56 PM
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Travelling from Mackay :)
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 11:28:02 PM
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A search informs me that the distance from Stockholm to Byron is 15272 kms.


By theloneranger at 2011-03-15

So if the Swedish girls have to drive a few kms to the airport,they might be the winners.

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
arbee0
Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 12:11:02 AM
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yeah - i think we should be giving the title to the swedish girls.
I think Waffles has already given it to them (in his imagination at least)

On unrelated, and much more pure matters, is it just my dodgy sat connection or does anyone else see the Ranger's sign-off pic as a frog enclosed in an ice-cube with a msg something like it's an unregistered domain in this location?
- if not, that has to sound pretty weird, right?

Everyone else's pics are still the same

If this makes no sense 'sokay - the frog is a lot cuter than George Clinton ;)







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